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General Car Chat / Re: How Far Would You Go For The Right Car?
« on: 13 October 2018, 22:47:53 »
I bought my Elite in Poole and drove it home to Cornwall (150 miles?)

I bought Mr Rog's MV6 Estate from James (and then accepted his generous offer to deliver it) - I should have travelled about 200 miles to collect it but James saved me the bother (and he collected it from Wales when he got it)

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Omega General Help / Re: High revs at cold start
« on: 12 October 2018, 23:20:37 »
Could it be the idle air control valve (IAC)?

Is yours working OK? Is it a secure air tight fit in the plenum?

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General Car Chat / Re: Problems with rhe Ford Ecoboost
« on: 11 October 2018, 18:08:54 »
Probably letting coolant get far to low, then overheating. Sensor changed to ensure higher coolant level?

Possibly ... ???
ford forums are saying that a level sensor is not fitted as standard

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General Discussion Area / Re: Internet Providers
« on: 07 October 2018, 12:06:48 »
Yep,  you won't regret going with zen.
Getting a domain name is the best way to give yourself flexibility. Might as well do it now and only suffer a change of email, erc. Once imho.
Right -  registered my own domain 6 weeks ago and signed up with Zen to get it hosted.
The new email has been working fine so I pressed the button 2 weeks ago to switch phone and internet connection as well.

Switch should occur tomorrow - mobile phone doesn't work in this part of Cornwall so should be interesting if the new connection doesn't work first time.....

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Omega General Help / Re: 3.2 issue.
« on: 30 September 2018, 06:40:10 »
where does the engine ECU live on these ?
somewhere that gets wet via rust holes or scuttle flood  :-\
In the triangular fuse box next to the battery.

The wiring to the cam sensor hops across to the front of the engine - IIRC it is one of the cables that has to be evicted from the cable tray across the front of the cam-belt cover each time the cam-belt is changed :-\
Not so, pops out of the end of the 246 cable tray and lives on the front inlet side of 2 above the thermostat pipe.

Done with no improvement. Although known good second hand.

Incidentally this car has previously had a cam sensor changed... One of only two 3.2s I have encountered with a 0340 code.
Wiring fault?
Possibly, but no evidence of rodent intervention.
I was thinking of something more subtle (like a crimp connection hanging on by a single strand)

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Omega General Help / Re: 3.2 issue.
« on: 29 September 2018, 17:31:20 »
where does the engine ECU live on these ?
somewhere that gets wet via rust holes or scuttle flood  :-\
In the triangular fuse box next to the battery.

The wiring to the cam sensor hops across to the front of the engine - IIRC it is one of the cables that has to be evicted from the cable tray across the front of the cam-belt cover each time the cam-belt is changed :-\

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Omega General Help / Re: 3.2 issue.
« on: 29 September 2018, 17:02:08 »
Done with no improvement. Although known good second hand.

Incidentally this car has previously had a cam sensor changed... One of only two 3.2s I have encountered with a 0340 code.
Wiring fault?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Broken Smartphone Screen
« on: 25 September 2018, 23:06:02 »
Turn my back for 5 minutes and my thread is covered in piss, poo and animal sphincters ::)

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Because of the lack of space around the oil filter I doubt that there would be space to change a filter fitted to an adapter plate once the engine is in the car. :-\

If you must fit an external cooler why bother messing with an adapter plate? The existing oil cooler is plumbed in to the holes just above the oil filter. Make your connections there.


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General Discussion Area / Re: Broken Smartphone Screen
« on: 23 September 2018, 06:56:51 »
Thanks Rods
I have tools (and the screen came with a selection ). I didn't buy a complete screen and sensor assembly for the reason aluded to by Tunnie.

The bit I expect to have most trouble with is separating the broken glass from the screen and sensor.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 22 September 2018, 22:21:21 »
Drove it - after nearly two weeks of driving the new (to me) Galaxy/Mondeo Van around the country.

Surprised how small the MV6 Estate feels  :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Broken Smartphone Screen
« on: 22 September 2018, 22:10:48 »
I own an S5. It still works. I have a new screen glass waiting to be fitted.

How much will an S6 cost me? Is the S6 the one that isn't splash/water proof?

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General Discussion Area / Broken Smartphone Screen
« on: 22 September 2018, 21:11:18 »
Has anyone on here got experience of replacing the glass on a Samsung Galaxy S5?

I imagine that it is one of those tasks that is fairly straightforward once you have done a couple.....

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wasp Nest
« on: 13 September 2018, 13:50:44 »
I had a wasp nest in the cavity next to an upstairs window in the semi-detached house I used to own.

First I knew of it was when I saw my neighbours son up a ladder squirting mastic into the hole the wasps had chewed. ::)

Soon after they started appearing inside my house so I got a can of raid wasp nest destroyer, fitted a tube from a can of WD40 and discharged most of the can in through the hole they had been using as their entrance (the mastic hadn't had time to go hard).

Didn't see any live wasps come out again after that.

PS the Wasp Nest Destroyer squirts a jet of liquid - you want that one not the aerosol

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General Car Chat / Re: waiting for AA recovery
« on: 12 September 2018, 23:15:31 »
The fact that releasing the coolant header cap after the engine has cooled down releases an airlock suggests you do not have any leaks in the cooling system and the head gasket is fine as this would release the pressure from the system.
I would agree that when a head gasket has failed sufficiently to allow coolant into the cylinders overnight then you would expect the pressure to be released.

The issue I have is that something seems to be pressurising the system over and above the thermal expansion of the coolant. A pressure of hundreds of psi in the combustion chamber trumps 15 psi in the expansion tank hence it is possible that early stage head gasket failure could allow small quantities of hot gas to be forced one way while prevent coolant flowing back the other way.

Also we don't seem to be losing coolant (yet)...
I knew I would regret typing that last line. ::)

Got home from work to discover that it lost coolant while SWMBO was driving it. Coolant sprayed all over the top of the  expansion bottle.

Looks like I get to drive the MV6  :) and she can borrow the Galaxy / Mondeo Van I bought yesterday until a full post mortem on her Galashambra.

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